General Information About Gstaad
"In the past years the centre of Gstaad has developed into the most popular and shortest shopping street in Switzerland. With its top hotels, gourmet restaurants, luxury chalets and nearby Saanen airport, the car-free resort of Gstaad is a popular destination for international celebrities.
With the neighbouring resorts of Saanen, Schonried, Saanenmoser, Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Lauenen, Feutersoey, Turbach and Ablandschen, the Saanenland as a whole however offers a considerably broader spectrum: the nature preserve by idyllic Lake Lauenen with its waterfalls and high moors, the narrow streets in the historic village centre of Saanen, the advantageous situation of Schonried and Saanenmoser for winter sports enthusiasts and the peacefulness of the idyllic mountain village of Ablandschen are examples of an extremely diverse holiday region.
The Saanenland ski and hiking arena with 53 transport facilities has been given the name «Gstaad Mountain Rides». It is accessible from several villages by link transport facilities. The Montreux-Oberland-Railways (MOB) and buses connect Gstaad with base stations in Saanenmoser, Schonried, Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Reusch, Lauenen, Rougemont, Col-du-Pillon and Château-d'Oex in the French-speaking neighbouring region of Pays d'Enhaut".
- Gourmet restaurants – the gourmet’s paradise of Gstaad has no fewer than 18 renowned restaurants, including the Restaurant Chesery which has been awarded 18 Gault Millau points.
- Lake Lauenen – idyllic mountain lake you simply have to take a dip in and excursion destination with a restaurant for mountain bikers and walkers.
- Scooter fun – Wispile-Gstaad or Sparenmoos-Zweisimmen offer fast descents on special scooters.